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 Has Mines that are Paying Dividends and Hun-',  dreds of Properties that can be  Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.'  SIXTH   raAR.--.ffO. 3.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER   LS, 189"  Has   Three   Smelters   in   Successful   Operatioh,,  and  Enough  Ore' in Sight to   Run  Several   More.  TWO   DOLMKK   A   Vi:;\>;.  CONDITION   OP   CIVIC   ACCOUNTS.  A Very Creditable Showing 'Which Has Been  Denounced by the Nelson Miner.  A bird that befouls its own nest is unclean : a newspaper that belies its own  town i.s unwise. The Miner,' of Nelson, is  unwise. Last week it stated that the  civic affairs of Nelson were in a bad way.  It gave no facts : simply "supposed " that  its mere statements would be accepted as  facts.  The people of Nelson know that the  statements made by the Miner are not  worthy of even passing notice; but they  also know that if such statements are  given circulation on the outside, the  credit and .-standing of the town will be  hurt.  On the 80th day of November, the city  oi' Nelson had $2,S:M.(iO in the Bank of  Montreal over aud above all checks issued  ���it"actually had $-1,181.0.) in the bank,  checks aggregating $1,8*17.-13 not having  been presented for payment.  Since the 1st day of December, accounts  aggregating  $4,013.00 have* been  passed,  and revenue aggregating $725.-15 has been  collected.   The  unpaid  accounts against  the city and supplies that will be required  during   the   year   IS97 will not aggregate  $1,000.    To this amount should be added  $502.50, amount of salaries due on December 31st.   As an offset against this apparent deficit of $2(51(5.9!) are the sums due  and   payable   to   the   city,   namely   the  amount  clue   from   the province for real  estate  taxes  collected, and the amounts  due for  water  rates and  licenses���sums  that will aggregate $1000.   The city has  on hand water and sewer pipe and water  pipe supplies that cost $2,500. Or $3,500 in  bills  receivable  and  supplies, as against  $2(5-10.!)!) bills payable.    More: the interest  on the debentures, which is due and payable on a date after the term of the present council expires, and one-half of the  annual amount of the sinking fund���$2,150  in all���is on deposit in the Bank of Montreal.  These figures prove that the city council have been  prudent in conducting the  business of the city. The business of a  city is much the same as tlie business of a  linn or of a corporation": if conducted  conservatively and prudently, the city's  standing and credit will be good. Tin-;  TKiuuxii maintains that the a Hairs of the  City of Nelson have been conducted in  such a way.     ���"���������   -      '. .'���   ���  Should Raise the Wages.  Now that the attention of  the federal  government has been directed to the hardships under which the navvies employed  upon  the  Crow's  Nest  railway  labor, a  move should be made by the press of the  province to induce the 'federal, government to oblige the railway company to  raise the wages from $1.50 to $2.00 per  day. A state-aided, if-indeed it be not  a state-constructed, railway like . ��� tlr-i  Crow's Nest road should not be permitted  to people the province of "British- Columbia with paupers. There is no chance for  the thousands of men that will be employed upon this road of saving enough  out of their wages at the present rate to  keep themselves two weeks after the road  is completed. Since the federal government has seen fit to practically build the  Crow's Nest road for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company it certainly has  the right to see that the company pays a  living rate of wages, so that when the  work is finished British Columbia will  -not have an army of unemployed paupers  on its hands. Another thing which should  be investigated is the rule enforced by  contractor Haney of allowing but two  elassificationsfor work bysub-contraetors.  The New Inspector of Mines.  It is reported that the provincial government has appointed James McGregor,  M.P.P., for Nanaimo, to be inspector of  mines. There are many men throughout  southern Kootenay who know more about  mining than does McGregor, but then  they have never rendered the Turner  government the service that McGregor  has in always voting right in the legislature for three years. This appointment  is certainly in accord with the rule that  one good turu deserves another. As for  Kootenay, it got along fairly well for several years without any mining inspector,  aud it will doubtless manage to struggle  aloug until the new man learns something  of the requirements of his oflice.  Corbin's Line Into Boundary.  Messrs. Bodvvell & Irving, solicitors for  D. O. Corbin, are giving notice that they  will apply to the Dominion parliament at  the next session, for a charter to build a  railway from a point on the Spokane &  Northern railway through the Christina  lake section to the Kettle river, thence up  this river to Grand Forks, thence across  the international boundary line at or near  Carson, and proceed into the Colville Indian  reservation,  presumably to  Eureka  camp.       ___________  Took Jewelry For Stock.  A warrant was issued in Ottawa on  Wednesday for the arrest of Hubert Stevenson, president of the Granite Creek  Mining Company. Stevenson is charged  with obtaining money under false pretences.   Tt is claimed  that Stevenson ob  tained a $1,200 diamond ring from Miss  Christina Christie, of Ottawa: Stevenson  says he obtained the ring from Miss Christie in exchange for seven shares in the  mine which he represented. The seven  shares, he told Miss Christie, were worth  $700. Miss Christie said he guaranteed  that, the investment would realize 40 per'  cent on her money. /  A Pertinent Inquiry.  Is the (.old Commissioner's office at Nelson  run   in   the- interests of a  clique at  Victoria?   On the lith day of June, 1807,  the Corporation  of   the City  of  Xelson  posted  notices, as required  by law, that  it intended in thirty days to' apply to the  gold commissioner at Nelson for a grant  of 100 miner's inches of water from Anderson creek, the water to be used for household, (ire and general uses.   At the expiration of thirty days the application was  duly made and the registration fees paid.  The grant was duly entered in the water  rights record book the same day, but, was  not  signed   by   the   gold   commissioner.  The next day the gold commissioner informed  the  mayor that  the application  would have to be referred to the authorities at  Victoria.    He did not say that a  protest had been filed against the application : in fact he led the mayor to believe  that referring the application to Victoria  was a mere matter of form.   Now after  five  months  time   has  elapsed   the city  authorities are told that the Nelson City  Land   &    Improvement   Company   have  filed a protest against the application.  The Inconvenience of Servitude.  The Rossland Miner has got into trouble  over its commendation of premier Turner's defence of his action iu becoming a  decoy duck, for British capital. The  Mirier pronounced premier Turner's defence " a complete refutation of the blackguardly and baseless innuendoes of the  Opposition.'" In doing this the Miner  gave the lie'to its own correspondent in  London. Iu a recent letter to the Miner  this correspondent denounced the actions  of premier Turner and Hon. C. _. Pooley,  and informed the Miner that "it is a puzzle to those interested iu British Columbian affairs in Loudon how they can have  induced Mr. Pooley and Mr. Turner to  lend their names to such undertakings."  It is evident that the editor of the Miner  failed to notify its London correspondent  that the Miner could no longer hold an.  honest opinion of its own.  LAND   SALE   AGGREGATED    $24,440.  There Was a Lively Competition and the Government Realized Full Value.  '   Wednesday's sale of government town  lots, which took place in the court-house,  was well  attended.   \n view of the fact  that it was the final sale of government  property the bidding was spirited and exceptionally   good    prices   were   realized.'  The value of the lots sold wa- realized in  every instance, bur, it is significant that  the  upset  price  which was placed  upon  the property at former sales was not realized, except in a few instances.   The most  notable exception  to this was  the price  realized for  the  lots  in  fractional block  No. SI.    At the last sale no one would bid  the upset price of $100 which  wa-. placed  upon lots I to 7 inclusive, but at  Wednesday's sale'the seven lots brought $010.'  The sale was conducted by Joshua  Da vies, of Victoria, and aggregated $21,-  110. By the terms of the sale one-third  was cash and the balance becomes due in  three and six months, with (5 per cent, per  annum added for interest. The following  is a list of the lots sold, the price realized  and the names of the purchasers :  nik.vo.  i;  ���TROUBLE   BREWING   FOR   SMELTERS.  NW.MI-- (II." I-L-CCIIASKK.  P. Burns & Co   Alice ICiinpliiiK   K. A. DHLs   L. foguu   Cluiij. A. Waterman..  W. Johnstone   .1. Coelieud   It. Incc   J. II. Miitheson   .lolui A. Turner   Cbus. A. Waterman..  It.1 Hurry    .1. II. Falconer    Samuel Roberts   Clius. Hoskins   Dr. Hawkey   O. Newling-   It. Bradford   W. X. Shaw   \\". Askew   Chas. A. Waterman  G. A. Jackson   A. L. MeCulloeh   Is Your Name on the List?  livery Jiritish subject who has resided  in this province for 12 months should see  to it that he has his name placed upon  the voters' list. Those whose names are  upon the list in some other portion of the  province should have their names transferred if they wish to vote in this electoral  district. It is upon the size of the, voters'  list that West Kootenay's claim for additional representation will be largely determined. Call at the court house and  have your name entered, or send the same  in upon a proper application form. The  following are the qualifications: British  subject, male, 21 years, 12 months' residence in province, and in the electoral district in which he claims-to vote for two  months of that oeriod immediately previous to,sending in his claim to vote.  Gold Strike in Omineca.  ,.'��� The latest gold strike reported is in the  Omineca district on Tom creek. Here J.  D. Wells and his partners, Messrs. May  aud Lyon, have located two and a half  miles of very rich placer ground, going'  from $1 to $1.25 to the pan. There is  eight feet of gravel. Wells says it pays  about $20 per day per man. The gold is  very coarse and of high value, nuggets going in many cases as high as $20 in value  being found. , Wells is of the opinion that  it will run as high as $-1.50 to; the cubic  yard. For two or three years the. trio  have been prospecting in the Omineca  district. Their efforts were not rewarded  until this fall, when the rich strike was  made on Tom creek. Mr. Wells is the  mining recorder aud special constable for  the Omineca district.  Kootenay's Great Mail Service.  Hewit Bostock. M. P., should use what  influence lie may have with the postmaster-general to secure a competent official  in the place of postoflice inspector Fletcher, of Victoria. For the past two weeks  Nelson has had daily communication with  Slocan City over the Slocan river railway,  yet it has not occurred to this official in  Victoria that Slocan City mail for Nelson  could be delivered daily if sent over this  route. At present, instead of coming direct to Nelson in a couple of hours, mail  matter from Slocan City is sent to Nelson  via Nakusp twice a week.  The Development of the Dorothy.  D. C. Clark, one of the original owners  of the Ruth mine, who is now engaged iu  developing the Dorothy, a claim located  over the brow of the hill around from the  Ruth, says there is now a 320 foot tunnel  in on the Dorothy, and the ore is identical  with that of the Ruth. He is working  three men, and recently sold sufficient  treasury stock to insure the pushing of  work for six months at least. The same  company own the Montgomery claim  near the Velvet, and it is making an excellent showing.  New Westminster Election.  At the municipal election in New Westminster on Monday, alderman Owens was  elected mayor. The mayoralty vote stood  Owens 105, Keary ISI, and Hill 10-1. The  aldermen elected were Messrs. Gifford,  McKen/.ie, Boggs and Cunningham.  T. II. Donald   "<Ar. N. Shaw   U. .1. HrowsLei-   John A. Turner   do    A. Ford   K.Day :. ..  A.-'ord      \V. P. Robinson   John ICnudson      .1. H. Falconer   Waller Askew   G. \j. Robinson   C. I.cstcr       A. h. McCulloch   Chas. A. Waterman   .  do    A. Ij. MeCulloeh   A. Maiison   A. Booth   J. II. JMiitheson   (Jhas. A. Waterman ..  A. h. MeCulloeh   II. Scions   Alex .McDonald   J. IT. Falconer.   Ii. W. Day ...........  Frank Fletcher ..... ..  H. K. Croasdailc   Robert Gordon.....  Ij. E. 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U0  130.00  230.00  230 00  110.00  195.00  150.00  .70.00  50.00  150.00  300.00  .. 35.00  40.00  un.oo  co.oo  .  oo.oo  75.00  35.00  100.00  105.00  . 100.00.  150.00  '. 70.00  135.00  .    >I20.00.  315.110  135.00  : 220.00  110.00  I05.0C  2S0.00  230.00  300.00  355.00  255.00  155.00  105.00  210.00  220.00  200.00  240.00  2S0.00  5.2S0.00  275.00  15.00  70.00  100.00  1)0.00  110.00  . 110.00  90.00  00.00  100.00  180.00  90.00  80.00  15.00  105.00  21(1.00  150.0(1  175.00  I5HO0  2111.0(1  IS5.UII  I5II.U0  05, Id I  10.00  10.011  lli.-i.IK)  300.0(1  70.00  lli5.00  3(15 00  80.00  225.00  15.00  30.(10  III) OU  120.00  I IO.OO  105,00  95.00  105.00  ���JSO.00  70.1(0  90.00  They Seek to Make the Mine-Owners Stand for  Their Own Losses.  Colorado' papers contain  (h.-tnnouu-e-  ment  chat   the   recent,  meetings of   the  smelter  interests   of   the   United  States  were held more for the purpose of perfei-t-  'ing a trust than for protecting  the -imrtlt.-  ing industry  against", the brokers in r.he  metal markets.    It is now admitted  that  the meeting was for the purpose of agreeing upon rates for ore treatment and  to  prevent the possibility of rate-cutting.  On behalf of the smelters it is contended  that the capacity of the smelters is greater than' the ore supplies and that this lias  led to the usual competition.   The profits  in the business have been wiped out.    All  the lead smelters would have completed a'  trust  long ago  had   not   the   Omaha Ac  Grant  Co.   refused  to enter  it.    As  this  company does the largest business any  trust   would   be  incomplete  without  it.  The Kansas City Smelting Ac Refining Co.  took the lead in forming the trust and it  is generally  understood   that every lead  smelter in the country  now,  except  the  Omaha & Grant and the Globe, belong to it.  One thing that has com plicated theprolem  is the existi-nce of many sampling works  which buy ores in small or large lots and  -sell to smelters.   The samplers located in  - thecampsare greatconveniencestominers,  because they furnish a home market for  any sized  lot of ore. ��� In fact they have  been one very important factor inbuild-  ing up and developing the mining country.    Now the  smelters  have adopted a  schedule of prices, and agreed to boycott,  or refuse to   buy ore from  any sampler  which does not abide  by  the'law  they  have fixed.     Whether this changed order  of things  will   be  accepted   by the mine  owners   depends   very   much   upon'  the  action taken   at the conference of mine  owners now  being held in Denver, Colorado.    The mine owners were in session  this week, but no report of their proceedings has been giveu out.  That Wonderful Mail Service.  To   THR. EDITOR   OF   TlIK   TRIHUXK:     111  your issue of 4th iust. (to hand-here on the  Kith) I notice an announcement of a reduction of postage rates to all parts of  the British Empire. While welcoming  this great reduction of 30 per cent, J can  not but feel that the postal department  would do well, if the business is such ti  financial success, to spend a little more.  VtToney at home. Here, within 13 miles of  Nelson, on the shores of navigable water,  with a mail boat passing six times weekly  in either direction, and another steamboat stopping on an average eight times a  week or of teu'er, we are frequently a week  to 10 days getting local mail, sometimes  longer. I, append a list of mail matter  received here on the IGth inst. as a sample: The Semi-Weekly Colonist, Victoria,  Nov, 22, Dec. 2, 0, .0:'"Turn__.__,��� Nelson,  Dec. -1, 1.1: Miner, Dec. -I, 11; Kootenaiau.  southern part of London. Tney thought  the hydrants were electric light boxes,  in whs also shown that the supply of coal  w.-i-i extremely scarce. Some of the engines stopped work because they had no  con I. and many others were so short-, of  fur-l that their efficiency was great!v impaired. The engineers were <u<-h slaves  to red tape that they rel'uspd to accent  the offer*, of coal made by citizens.. The'  supply ofcoal maintained by the county  council was two miles away from the fire,  and the engineers had no'idea of obtaining fuel from any other source.  LIGHT   WEEK   FOR   EXPORTS.  The Mines of the Slocan  Have so Far Contributed the Bulk of the Months' Exports.  During the past week there was entered  at the port of Nelson for export 092 tons  of ore and matte, the aggregate value of  which was  $07,800.    The figures for ��� the  current month are much below jthe average by reason of the circumstance that no  returns of matte have been received from  the   outport of   Trail  for the  past  two  weeks.     The    mineral   exports    for    the  month show 2078 tons of ore  valued  at  $200,708 and 207 tons of matte  valued at  #HiO,-_(S8.    Of this total of $130,170 for mineral  exports,  silver  represents   $230,570:  lead.  $J50,-I08:  copper, $2S,820:   and gold,  $102,300.    The figures for the week are:  BULLION   AM)   MATTK.  Pounds     ,      Value  Hull Mines sinelier.  (nmtl.el...  ORE.  119,100  Payne mine, Slocan   Whitewater mine, Slocan   Reco mine. Slncan   Lust, Chance mine, Slocan   Kootenay Ore Company. Kaslo   Queen Bess mine, Sandon      Black Diamond mine, Ainsworth   Total for week   Toinl su far for December   Total for November   Total for October-.   Total for September   Tot>> I for Autfusl   Total for July >������������,���  Total for June   Total for May      Total for April    Total for March   Total for February   Total for January   Total via Revelstoke to Oct. Hist...  Total so far for 1S97   Tons.  .'Ion  ���)���>���  "so  ,.-.(;  155  -.'0  50  ,      992  . 3.275  . 5.273  ,  5,105  1.001  5,070  l.llfflc  :ur>i  2,905  3,701  5,822  5,201  4,513  53.907  Approximate  Value.  '"v  S 97,890  S130,170  ���5824,302  SS35.050  8711.225  8075.189  8513,832  8183,885  8397,797  8133.231  8077.081  $562,853  8075,50(1  $719,132  57,939.219  SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES.  A Defaulting City Clerk.  Adam Thompson, who until last week  held the offices of city clerk, city treasurer, etc., for the city of Nanaimo, i.s in  jail upon a charge of cooking the city  accounts and stealing upwards of $500 of  the funds of the municipality. An audit  of the books of the corporation disclosed  the fact that Thompson made additions  to the city payrolls and even carried  dead men on the rolls.  C. P. R. Traffic Receipts.  Montreal, Dec. 10.���The Canadian Pacific Railway Company's traffic receipts for  the week ending December 7th were $i3.'-M,-  000: for the same week last year they  were $?-8l,000.  Kaslo, Nov. 27, Dec. -J, S: Gazette, Victoria, Dec. 2, 0; various from Eugland,  Nov. 15: and a miscellaneous lot of business letters from local points of similar  dates. I have no doubt that at Dawson  City such a budget of mail would be hailed  with delight, but you can easily imagine  that such is hardly the case here. There  are several other persons besides myself  who are, of course, in a similar predicament. I have called the attention of the  authorities to the 'matter at various times,  but with no practical result, i desire to  make this fact public, or at all events, the  pith of it, as merchants and other business men of Nelson are under the impression that there is"a,.daily mail on the lake  aud cannot understand why it takes a  fortnight in which to get a reply to urgent matters.    Yours truly,  Charles W. Busk.  Kokanee Creek, Dec. 18, 1 SOT.    ���  British. Columbia's Shame.  , Toronto, Dec. -15.��� The Globe, in an editorial headed, "A Ministerial Failure,"'!  says: "The province of British Columbia  has suffered from a most unfortunate provincial regime. It is to be hoped that the  electors will see the advantage of making  a change when the opportunity arrives.  The ministry seems to have been afflicted  with a violent desire to give away, on  every pretext, the. mineral and forest  wealth, which should serve the purposes  of public revenue for generations to come.  The Cassiar Central Railway grants are  but an illustration, perhaps, of the most  striking ministerial disregard for the  public interests. By it Ilerschel Cohen,  from Eugland, will be in a position to  levy a royalty on the output of a large  section of mining land. But there are  charges more serious, in one sense, than  incompetence against the ministry. Hon.  Mr. Turner, the premier, and Hon. Air.  Pooley, the presidentof the council, figure  as the leading men in a company that has  issued a prospectus!, seeking "to sell its  shares in London. In the prospectus it  was set forth that there will be advantages for the stockholders in the 'unique  connection' between the company and  the provincial ministry."  London's Remarkable Fire Department.  The official inquiry into the causes and  circumstances of the great fire in London  brought to light some very ridiculous  exhibitions of the red-tapeisms that obtain in the great city. One witness timed  the arrival of the first engine on the scene  at twenty-two minutes after the alarm  was given. Another witness told how  some of the firemen failed to recognize  the hydrants when they saw them, because theyi were not marked with the  letter  " 11.''  as  in  their  district   in   the  Action has been taken by Wm. Callahan in the Supreme Court, adversing the  claim of Alonzo D. Coplen to the mineral  claims Cube Lode, Cody Fraction and Joker Fraction, for which the latter is  applying for a crown grant.,  Work has been stopped on the Exchange and the property thrown ud,; the  company operating it claiming that there  was no prospect of making it a mine.  Three additional men were put on .at  the Two Friends last week, and it is the  intention of the management to still further add to the force in a short time. An  assay from the recent strike showed 008  ounces silver and 0.-1. per cent. lead.  So soon as a bunk house and other  buildings are.completed at the Vancouver,' on.Four Mile, a large force of miners  will be put to work.  The; Ledge says that the owners of the  Queen Bess mine have an ore body almost  seven feet wide in the No. 2 tunnel.  A Big Mining Company.  The prospectus of the long talked of  and gigantic British American corporation was issued in London on Saturday.  The capital is ��1,500,000 sterling. One  million pounds of shares is offered at par,  the issue being limited to the shareholders  of the London & Globe Finance Corporation. The directors are the Marquis of  Dufierin and Ava, Lord Loch, the Hon.  C. H. Mackintosh, lieut.-governor of N.W.  T., Mr. Edward A. lloare, one of the  directors of the Bank of British North  America, and Mr. Whitaker-Wright,- a  well known London financier. The corporation has secured several Rossland  .and Nelson properties. It also secured as  a going concern the Alaska Commercial  Company, with the townsite at Dawson  City, and claims on the Bonanza, Klclor-  ado, Bear and other Klondyke creeks.  Short Christmas Stories.  The annual'Masonic banquet will be  given in the Queen's hotel on the evening  of Monday, December 27th.  \V. F. Teetzel it Co. carry the greatest  variety of toys. Their prices are lower  than those of any other house.   .  A Refinery for Everett.  A refinery is to be added to the smelting plant at Everett. It will cost $20,000  to erect a refinery capable of treating the  .matte produced by the smelter. An  arsenic plant is also to be added to the  smelter. The cost of the arsenic plant  will be about the same as the refinery.  John D. Slbbald Commissioner.  The provincial government has appointed John D. Sibbald of Revelstoke, to the  office of gold commissioner and government agent lor the north riding of West  Kootenay.   ���Will Test the System on Thursday.  The fittings for the  pressure regulators  for the waterworks have arrived, and it  is expected the regulators will be in place  by Thursday, when the new waterworks  I system will lie tested.  TO ENCOURAGE THE VOLUNTEERS.  The City Council Decides to Pay the Men For  Attendance Upon Brigade Drills.  At the regular meeting of tin-oil y ������min-  eil Monday afternoon 'alderman T.-i-'z.-l  presented tlie report of th.. -peci-il i-.iir.-  mittee appointed fur the piu-p.,-.)- df drafting a pin ii. with a view to making the  volunteer fire brigade effective.  The committee recommended  that tlm  members of the brigade be paid $2.50 per  man for attendance upon  each  drill, and  that the sum of $25 be paid  to the,'hose  team getting the first water on at a  fire,  and $15 to the team getting second   water  on.     The  committee   also  recommended  that all   necessary   equipment   Miffirhnt  tor 18 men be purchased at once, together  with another thousand feet of ho-e; that  By-law No. 3 be amended so as to make  the recommendations effective; and that  necessary repairs be made to the. fire hall  at once.   The report  was  received   and  adopted.  A communication from the C. P. R,. company, asking to be supplied with water  from the city mains was referred to.the  public works committee.  A  communication   was  received   from  the city solicitor respecting the proceedings iu connection with the expropriation  by  the   city  of   necessary land  for   the  water works system.    The letter was as  follows :   I beg to advise you that I have  nmde an application to the court and have  obtained  leave to pay in moneys in accordance with section   120 of r.he "Lund    ���  Clauses Consolidation Act.   1807," and  it,  would be well to pay in such amount a_  you think would be the award of arbitrators, in case there should  be an arbitration in this matter, and it  would  be well  not to make this amount any Jess than  you consider would be determined upon at  such an arbitration, as by thus doing we  will be able to put the plaintiff to costs of  the action iu case he should succeed upon  his claim.  On motion of alderman Teetzel, seconded by alderman Gilker, it was resolved  "that the sum of $750 be paid into court  re the claim of the Nelson City Land and  Improvement Company for the site of the  waterworks reservoir and right-of-way  for waterworks flume, and that an order  for that amount, signed by the mayor and  city clerk, be drawn on'the city treasurer, and that a check therefor be issued.  A letter was received from W. C. McLean Ac Company, asking that the city  take over the tools used by them on their  contract for laying wate'r pipe, ft was  referred to the public works committee.  On motion of alderman Ilillyer, seconded by alderman Gilker.it was resolved  that Edward A. Crease be appointed re- x  turning officer for the next municipal  election, and that J. Kieth Reid be appointed deputy returning officer for the  "West ward at the same election.  Mayor Houston was authorized to have '  Latimer street, at the corner of Stanley,  repaired so as to be safe for teams.  The following occounts were passed:  John Houston, dutv"water pipe .supplies ....  National Tube Work.s, water supplies......  Thomas: W. Gray, lumber    Aslicroft & McClelliiiicl. sewers.. .,...  ..  Jacob Serson, sidewalks  ....   Chas Siccly        - '���  ���   James Nixon.        ���* ..............  J. IC. Rao, "  '.....:-     .;  O. Lawrence '*   ..  ..  W..G. McLeaiii. Co.. plant and tools  ..  W. B. Smith, miscellaneous;..'.-  . V...  \\*. Stephens. teamiiiK ......,;..... ........  C.n. Woolverton. salary....        .........  ..  fl. LaHau. health         .   Samuel Hair, water ...' '..-   IT. IT. Macdonald. sowers ....    .......  .  .   ..  II. H. Macdonald.     '* .'   John Houston, salary  ....-.  ........    .  ..S7M 20  ..244 IS  ..128 40  :'..  HI 10  ..    2!) 00  ..    21 75  ,.-'   21 7f)  .     3 GO  ..-..- 2 50  ., .-.'39 00  .-���    7 50  3 00  .-.-    12 Od  .13 75  .      I 30  '.    73 81  52 75  ,. too ��;  To Go to Helen .Hunt for It.  Miss Helen Hunt, a member of a Boise  church, picked up a small bible in one of  the aisles one Sunday morning. As there  was nothing in the book to indicate to  whom.it belonged she spoke to the pastor  and suggested that he announce the fact  of her find on the following Sunday. He  did it in this way: "The person who  dropped a small bible, in flexible cover,  in the main aisle at last Sunday's service,  can go to Helen Hunt for it.". Then he  wondered why everybody smiled.  The Vacant Judgeship.  The friends of; Gordon Hunter are endeavoring to secure his appointment to  the vacancy upon the supreme court  bench, occasioned by the retirement of  justice McCreight. Gordon Hunter is said  to be the best qualified of all-aspirants,  but it is said by the knowing ones that he  lacks the pull, and that Irving, of the  firm of Hochvell, Irving & Dull', will be  appointed.  The Spinks Investigation. ,  Justice McColl. who has been appointed  commissioner to enquire into the administration of justice by judge Spinks, took  evidence in the case at Vernon on Wednesday. He will sit to hear evidence at Midway on Tuesday. Chas. Wilson, Q. C,  will represent judge Spinks, and Alex.  Henderson will be present on behalf ot  the minister of justice.       ���  To Mine 600 Tons Per Month.  A contract has been let to C. E. Koch  by the enterprise Mine Company for the-  hauling of 500 tons of ore monthly lVon>  the mine to the wharf, during the winter  season. The ore will not be shipped until  spring, when it will be sent out iu bulk..  New ore houses will be erected at the Ten  Mile Landing in which to store the ore.  The Whitewater Dividend.  The   Whitewater   dividend   of   $30,000'  was paid in Kaslo on Tuesday. The  Whitewater is shipping two cars of pre-  per day.  A*--,-���.-_..-������..���,-       ,.,    ���,.���,,   i"   ���!��������� r ���_,, hi i -i-i-ru1 ������' --���rffi t-s ���f-��.   Hi-., m.. ������ ������������ ���"������.] ��� i-it-iip^s-j���nji-i ---������------������. l.-i .��� ���������;��� i. 'ti1.' -n.r"��"J'i ���*-wi-j1' ������ - '-���-   '������ ���.������ "��� �� ���. ������ i'ii���   IP'-.'!-"!"'- TT***"1 if1". '*���   '   "���" '*"*"r",TT*T1M"-_1,,",l"'_-"'" ���   " "-'���"���"-"-7��^"fr"  ���"-yr-Tsr *,-. .--������--',�����.~nyv-'y.  ...��". THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY,  DECEMBER IS,  L<S97.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE TRIBUNE'i-   ;.i*Vi-ii'--'   "-i   Satiirdaj-s,  by Tin:  < Ti.ihuxk I'uiiLis.iiNii Co.ni'A.vv. >iiiU will he mailed  lo subscribers on paynnMii or Two Doi.i.Ai'.rf ;i year.  No subscription taken for less thai: a year.  REGULAR ADVKltTlriKMICXT.S printed at the following rates: One inch, ?.">0 a year; two inches,  SIX) a year; three inche- .-JSt a year; four inches.  $'Hi a year;  live inches, $10.i a year; six inches and  i     over, at the rate of 31.50 an inch per month.   ,  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENT:-; 20 cents a line for  first insertion and 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion.   Mirth.' marriage, and. death  notices free.  LOCAL OR READING MATTKK NOTICES 25 cents a  iine each insertion.  JOB PRINTING at fair rate-. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable' on the first of  every month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  THE TRIIiUNE. Nelson, B. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  LA HAL' ic l-'OI-IN���Physicians and Surgeons.   Rooms  3. 1 and 5. Bigolow block. Nelson.  Telephone 12.  DR. -J.   A.   ARMrfTROXG-Govenimcnl,   Veterinary  Iiispeelor.   Treat.-, diseases of all domestic animals.  All slock innpecled al Nelson.   Nelson, ii. 0.  J. H. HOLMES, C. E.���Provincial Land Surveyor.  P. 0. box S2, Kaslo, B. C.     .  w,  A,  11.   IIOLDIC1I ��� Analytical Chemist and Assayer.  Hall street, Xelson.  J  C. GWILLIM,' RA.Sc. & W. S. JOHNSON. H.A.Sc.  ���Mining    Engineers   and   Analytical   Chemists,  Slocan City, 13. C.    LODGE   MEETINGS.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. P. & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  brethren invited.  KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS���Nelson Lodge, No. 25,  Knights of I'ylbias, meets iu Castle hall, Macdonald block, corner </�� Josephine and Vernon streets, every  Tuesday evening at S o'clock. All visiting knights are  cordially invited, to attend.  ' J. W. Thompson, C. C.  Gramc-i- PAitTitiD-i-:, K. of It. & S:  'In addition to a complete line of Groceries both Staple  and Fancy for the u.se of all classes of consumers. We  are carrying" the largest and  most elegant line of    .     .  Canadian General Electric-Company, Ltd  si  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario'.  MINERS! You can makeuse of water power 50 miles from your mines with oar system.  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and. install them., ' M  British Columbia Bivmch Offices       c;'Kooi!i^^^^L,oJ?K       Frank Darling, Kootenay Agent  in    the    Kootenay   district.      Complete  Hotels,  Steamers,  and  Families.     Jt wil  spect our large stock of Teas,   Coffees,  Canned Goods . - .  outfits    furnished  1   pay  Dried  you to  m-  Friiits and  Wire Rope, Feed Water Heaters, Elevators, Shafting, Pulleys, Pipe Cutters,  Special Tools, and a new lot of Tube Cleaners just in.   Roebling's Wire  R��Pe-   S^! mc=.��I FRANK DARLING, Agent.  In fact every kind  of wet weather footwear including Ladies' and Gents'  Fine Felt-lined City Knee Boots.  P. O. STORE  18 and 20  BAKER   STREET  _3__-_s:__i_s, s_?:_-i____T  J. A. GILKER  The Ames Holden Go's special "Columbia,"  "Vancouver," "Kootenay" should be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class rnoun-,  tain boot  ��to @fctb*mt��*  S-.VTIJRDA.Y MORNING  ..DECEMBER IS, 1897  The province of Ontario has no divorce  court,  aud  an  effort  is   being   made  to  secure one: the  province  of British  Columbia has   a   divorce  court   and   chief  justice  Theodore Davie  is doing all  he  can to have the court abolished.   The'dis-  cussion in Ontario in  favor of the establishment, of provincial divorce courts was  recently started by judge McDougall.   ITe  has gone on  record  as being in favor of  having   a   divorce   court   to   which    the  humblest citizen  could  go and have his  case decided without having to be at the  expense of applying to the Dominion parliament.    Jf the law in regard  to divorce  in   Canada   is   a   good   one,  no obstacle  should be opposed to the creation of the  proper and necessary machinery for giving the people the  benefit of that law.  There is no reason   why  the province of  British Columbia should  call in question  its own jurisdiction  in  divorce matters.  For years it has maintained the right to  grant divorces.    This may not fit iu with  the ideas of chief justice Davie, but it is  satisfactory to the great majority of British   Columbians.   There    is   no  evidence  that the privileges of the divorce court of  the province has been abused, and until  such time matters can  very well be left  as they are.   Tifii Rossi-iAXU Mix Kit, since it changed  owners aud editors, is no longer a newspaper. Jt is simply a nickel-in-the-slot  machine. The people of southern Kootenay supply the nickels and allow an  effigy of an editor to drop them in the  slot. They are all played for the benefit  of F. Augustus Hein/.e and the sous of  the late Robert Dunsmuir. Mr. Heinze  wants provincial bonuses to aid him in  his railway schemes and the sons of the  late Robert Dunsmuir want to keep the  present provincial government in power  in order to evade paying a fair share of  taxation. The people of Kootenay are  credited as being the most self-reliant aud  independent in the province. If they are  as sensible as self-reliant and independent  they will supply but few nickels for newspapers that are endeavoring to make  them mere dependents of railway i'uid  tax-evading schemers. '  As a result of Wednesday's sale of government property fully '$'-50,000 worth of  property, which otherwise would have  escaped taxation, becomes liable for its  share of the municipal burdens. Another  result which may be expected is a stiffening of the values of residential property  within the city limits.  The Kaslo News is in error in its statement   that    the    corporation    of   Kaslo  secured as good a price for its debentures  recently sold, as was secured by the City  of Nelson  for the sale of Xelson debentures.    Kaslo received USA percent of the  face value of its debentures, which  bear  interest at 0 per cent.    Xelson received OS  per cent of the  face value of its debentures, which bear- interest at 5 per cent.  'For its $12,000 .worth of debentures Kaslo  received $ 11,800, and it became liable for  $7200 interest in  ten  years.    Had tlie debentures been sold upon  the same terms  as   those of   Nelson,   the  corporation  of  Kaslo  would  have received $10 less,  or  $11,760 for its $12,000 worth of debentures,  but it would have became liable for but  $0000 interest, or $1200 less than it is  under the present arrangement compared  \\'ith Nelson. As matters stand Kaslo has  the advantage of spending $40 more than  Nelson would, but this privilege will cost  the municipality $1200 in interest charges.  The credit of the municipality of Kaslo  has made great strides within the past  year, but it is not yeit equal to that of the  City of Nelson. No city of the same size  in Canada has better credit than Nelson.  Til_ editor of the Vancouver World is  a   wonderful   reasoner.     In   announcing  that the.British Columbia three per ceut.  bonds are quoted  in London at 105, he  states that this circumstance is the best;  possible evidence that premier Turner is  the  right  man  in  the right place.    The  World overlooks the fact that the figures  speak rather of the value and permanence  of the provincial assets than of the premier's skill   in handling them.    Had the"  moneys  borrowed   by   the  Davie-Turner  combination   been   spent on   productive  works,    instead    of    on    non-productive  works  for  the sole   purpose   of   bribing  doubtful constituencies, it is safe to say  that  the credit of   the   province   would  have  been  higher  than   it  is.    Had   the  government  framed   its   railway   policy  with a view to conserving the interests of  the people instead of furnishing spoils for  political pets and charter-mongers,  it is  safe to say that the province would have  had much less need to borrow money, and  would therefore have been less concerned  respecting   the   terms   upon    which   the  money-lenders of Loudon would advance  it.   The ability or lack of ability of the  minister of finance and premier is shown  in  his  handling  of the  revenues of   the  province.   The resources of the province  and  the price of money very largely determine the   value   set   upon   provincial  bonds.    If the Vancouver World can discover any ability in premier Turner's wild  guesses at probable revenue and probable  expenditure it will accomplish more than  anyone else in British Columbia.    An able  statesman would not be forced, as premier  Turner is forced, to purchase the support  of a  mercenary press for the purpose of  covering up his blunders.  Till, eccentricities of the Nelson Miner  are amusing. In -Saturday's issue the  editor of the Miner directed a fire of withering sarcasm against the Spokane Review for its advocacy of Spokane as a  starting point for all bound for the Klondyke. During the same week the owner  of the Miner was in Spokane and warmly  commended the enterprise of Spokane's  merchants in their efforts to popularize  the Spokane route: This divergence between the editorial and oratorical departments of the Miner is embarrassing, in  that it places the responsibility upon  readers of the Miner of deciding that very  'complex question -which is the fool ?,  Tnio foolish interference of the Provincial board of health with the cities of the  interior, iu  their efforts to secure necessary   sewerage   facilities,   will    bear   its  legitimate fruit at the next general election.    The action of the provincial board  in this respect is both unwarranted and  idiotic.    In Kamloops it has had the effect  of practically bringing the municipality's  efforts to secure a suitable sewerage system to a standstill.     The majority of the  ratepayers of that city are averse to installing any such expensive system as the  provincial  board   requires.   They  prefer  to  wait until  a  new  legislature has an  opportunity of relieving the cities of the  interior from the persecutions of a practically   irresponsible   board,  which   was  created for the sole purpose of enabling  Dr. Davie and other political pets of the  Davie-Turner  combination  to   draw   fat  salaries from the provincial treasury.    In  commenting upon   the present  situation  in   Kamloops  the Sentinel  says:     "We  From   now   until  we  will  offer our  Shoes at  Grkatly Rkduckd  Prices.     We  must move our  stock     on     hand.       Having"  boug"ht heavily for spring and  o-oods on   shelf  must   move.  New   Year  Boots and  West Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  own  fault  if vou fail  to take advantage  of this sale.    So come earl v.  The  66  Shoe  Go,  WKST J1AKKR STREET  " believe that drainage into the river  " is the only plan that will ' receive the  " support of the majority of property  " owners, and until the restriction pro-  '��� hibiting that method is removed the  " construction of a sewerage system will  " have to remain in abeyance. It is there-  " fore imperative that steps be taken to  " impress upon the provincial board of  " health and the government the necessity  " of a change in the regulations. We  " would suggest that this city co-operate  " with the cities of Nelson aud Kaslo, in  " this matter, as a united effort may  " bring the authorities to their senses.''  The political economist of the Nelson  Miner, in his strictures upon the city  council for alleged extravagance in the  conduct of municipal affairs, takes the  council to task.for the employment of inspectors upon the construction work in  connection with the waterworks and  sewerage systems. The Miner in this connection goes on record as being of the  opinion that the city engineer should be  able to personally oversee liume building  at Anderson creek, reservoir construction  near .Mountain siding, water and sewer  pipe laying throughout the city, and  sewer pipe laying upon the lake flat. The  absurdity of this contention will be apparent to all who have the slightest acquaintance with, municipal work.  It is anuounced from Ottawa that the  federal government will cause an enquiry  to be made into the manner in which  navvies are treated upon the grade of the  Crow's Nest rail way. This will no doubt  be cheering news to those who have been  and continue to be the victims of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's misrepresentations. The next thing to secure  will be an impartial commission. Once  the prevailing conditions are thoroughly  understood it may be taken for granted  that a material betterment will be secured  in the condition of the poor devils who  are at present endeavoring to meet the  exactions of the railway company out of  their miserable allowiince of $l.o0 per day.  The Rossland board of trade has condemned the Companies Clauses Act, 1807,  which was passed by the legislature last  session after having been revised by chief  justice Davie. A. C. Gait and A. II. Mac-  Neil], two rather prominent legal members of the board, led the assault against  the act which was denounced as obscure  and cumbersome.  NELSON, B. G.  BRANCH MARKETS      Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three Forks and Sandon, in Slocan  District  Kaslo in Ainsworth District  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and nrnmutly forwarded.  LONDON, ENGLAND  VICTORIA,  B. C.  erchants  m porters  SCOTCH    WHISKIES  Dawson's Perfection    Tosh  Four Crown Crawford's Special  B. O. S. XXX Caol  lla  Huntley Blend  c__:-___yi:_?__-G3-isr_i3S  C.  H.  Mumm & Co.      Moet & Chandon  Carte Blanche Pommery & Greno  Camuset. Heidsieck & Co.  Green Seal  AN  EXCELLENT   STOCK   OF   IMPORTED  CIGARS   JUST  TO   HAND  aslo, B. C.  Will start about March 151I1  with about double its former  capacity in all departments.  7,000,000 feet of log's under  contract for early delivery.  The Planing Mill  and Factory  Is now running full time iintloi* tlio management  of O. 15. Doty, a competent draughtsman and  mechanic who will furnish special (.rawing*; free  of charge.  New Designs  In house interiors, oflice and store fixtures, dado  work, mantles, brackets, mouldings, book eases,  f urniLure, turnings, carving, grill work, and band  sawing. Orders lor all such work executed in an  artistic manner.  OFFERING OF CAPITAL STOCK  One Car Glass  Dircctfrom Belgium expected this nionUi. Hough  and dressed lumber, laths, etc., always in stock.  Five hundred shares of the capital stock of the Nelson  Electric Light Company, Limited, are offered for subscription at par ($10 per share). Subscribers on allotment, will  be required to pay one-third cash; one-third in 30 days,  and one-third in 60 davs. For further particulars apply to  either of the undersigned.     J. FRED HUME, President,  v      J. H. MATHESON. Secretary,  JOHN HOUSTON, Manager.  ! HERALD0,  V-  v"-V :  Two Cars Sash  and Doors   Yard and branch oflice foot of Hendryx St.ro  Nelson. , i  G. 0. BUCHANAN  * w   )  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.      UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  Ii you have any birds you wish to have stuMod,  and deer heads or antlers to inoutil. or any  other work in the taxidermist's line see George  Shiell.  ALL   WORK   LEFT  AT   \V.  F.   TEKTZKL  &   CO.'.S  DRUG STORK PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO  T  Has secured temporary olllces in   Room 3, Clements &  Ilillyer block, cor. of Maker and .Josephine streets  (1  FOOT OF HALL STREET, NELSON.  T.  W.  GRAY,  Proprietor.  Doors,  Sash,   Band Sawing,  Turned'Work,  and Office Fittings.    Just  arrived and in stock, a carload of Chance's English  Rolled  Glass; all sizes up to 4 by 6 feet.  THE TREM0NT  A _sr_i!__so_sr  MALONE Sc TREGILLUS, Proprietors.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is the headquarters   or prospectors and minors.  WANTKD-Fciniilc-Must. be  lirst-clnss.  Wages good.    Dave Clarke, Pilot liny.  A Cook  JMM.ll��LawMMJIWMI*ll_m'-WVI_^ THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY,DEC-EMBER 18, 189/.  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up.     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  _>r__i__soi<r _3_s._2__src__c  NT. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        IIKANCHK8  IN        LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO  and in the principal cities in Canada.  uy and  -ell Sterling  Exchange and  Cable Transfers  UKANT COMMERCIAL AN I) TKAVKLI.KHS' CREDITS.  available in any part of the world.  I1UAKTS  ISSUED    COLLECTIONS  MADK:  K.TO.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATE OF INTEREST (at present) 3 Per Cent.  LOCAL.   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Arrivals: Mrs. J. A. Gilker from a visit,  to Minneapolis, and Al Tregillus and  Jasper I'hair from a trip to Southern California and Old Mexico.  ���  An effort will be made at the next session of the legislature to amend the  Municipal Clauses Act to allow municipalities to fix the license for auctioneers  and transient traders. Auction stores,  with' their cheap and trashy goods are no  benefit to a town.  The many employees of the Bunk of  British Columbia, scattered throughout  the Pacific coast, are not anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new year���for it  means to them a cut in wages of 10 per  cent.  T. M. and H. 11. Ward have formed a  copartnership to carry on an insurance  and real estate agency business. They  will have for an office the room now  occupied as a reading room, on Baker  street, west of the Hudson's Bay Company store.  ' Pat Burns has declared a dividend, in  the shape of dressed fowl, and it will be  distributed among the poor and needy in  Nelson.  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON.  VOTEES'   LIST.  NO,  1  o  ii  I  211  :��i  :;i  ���������!  ���';���  31  ������5  :��;  :i7  :is  :��i  10  n  ���ii  i;i  41  I,-.  ii;  it  18  I!)  30  ;il  .'.')  51  55  .'.li  .i7  r.s  .in  no  in  112  i;:i  i;i  ii;-.  i-i;  117  ns  i;<i  70  71  72  7.'1  71  75  711  77  7S  . Til  SO  SI  82  s:i  81  8S  Sll  S7  SS  S!l  9(1  III  92  !).'!  91  fti  !)<)  97  !)8  ill)  100  101  102  10.'1  101  i Orion  107  108  100  110  111  112  113  114  115  11(1  117  KAST   WARD.  NAMK.  Aikinan. James Allan  Allan. Alexander  Allan, John  Anderson. Charles William  Rarnanl. Frank S.  Mutes, Frederick  Rcckingsale. N. T.  Ileekingsalc. Mrs.  Deer. George Stephen  Rigelnw, George Arthur  Blomborg. John  Bourne, Frank  Bourne. I Tarry I1'.  Buchanan, George ().  Hums, Michael  Burns. Michael  Burns. 1'a trick  Bright, James  Calkin, Samuel Frank  Oaineron. James Pickering  Cameron, Hugh Robert  Campbell, Allan  Campbell. John Ronald  Carrie, Alexander  Oawley. Edward  Chambers, Joseph James  Chandler. Frederick C.  Cliarringion. II. S.  Chase, William Charles  Ohisholin. Alexander  Christie. Charles Da*, id John  Clark, Andrew-  Clarke. Elizabeth C.  Clarke. Michael J.  Clements. Austin II.  ('riddle. Percy  Cuiumings, Ocorge H. I.  Dallas, James  navies. Cat.harine G.  Davics. Thomas Lloyd  Davis, Jonathan  Dawson, James  Decrv Bernard  DesBrisay. Merrill  Desireau, John  I lover, Jacob  Duil'v, Margaret M.  Duhamol, Henry  Duniont. Joseph  Dunne. Charles W.  Egan. Thomas  F.merson, Frank  Bmerson. Peter  F.rnst. Louis  Esnouf. R. 11.  Farley. Frank .1.  Firman, Thompson M.  Fletcher. Thomas  Fleury, Albert  Folletr. John  Forrest, Frank I..  Gal I Hither. Lawrence  Garre'ipy. Joseph  Gibson. John Avion  (iillln, Terrenee II.  Giguac, Joseph  Gilker. James Arthur  Gnodeve, Herbert George  Goodwin. Charles F.  Gordon, John Gillillan  Graham. Frank G.  Grant. William Hume  Gravelle. Frank  Gray, Robert Scotl  Gray, Thomas W. .  Green, John Robert.  Gutt.in. Joseph  Hall. George A. li.  II an Hint-tan, Robert. W .  Hardy, John'  Harklcy. David  Harper, Frank Bronstni  Hiekoy, James  Billyer. Charles  TTolbrook, George  Holdieh, Augustus Henry  Houston. John  Hull, William R.  Hume,'J. Fred  Hunter, George A.  Hurry, Robert  Innus, Frederick Collsfin  Trvin, Percy  Irvine, Fred  Irvine, Herbert  Irving, William  Jacques, Arthur  Jarvis, Frederick Willuim  .Tisjckowie/., Charles  Johnson, Archie M.  Johnstone. George  .lowett. William A.  Joy, Robert George  Keofor, Charles E.  Kcet'or. Georgia II.  Kerr, Robert  Kilby, Ernest  Knight, Martin  Ladeux, John  l.aurin, Adelor  I.ciiinu, Robert, E.  l.indblnde. John  J.oudin, Clifford I'roiit.iee  Lys. Francis Brian  McAllister. Thomas  McAithnr, Duncan  McC'niisland. Hugh  C/lALlKlCATlllN.  License  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Householder  Lk-ense  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Householder  License  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Assessed owner  License  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  ii  Householder  Asscssed owner  Householder  Licence  Householder  License  Householder  License  Householder  License  Householder  License  Assessed owner  License  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Householder  License  Householder  Assessed owner  License  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  LOUD  STRATHCONA AND   JIT.   ROVAL, President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  K   S. OLO USTON General Manager  IIS   McClelland, John S.  119 MeCreath. James  120 McDonald, Alexander  121 McDonald, Duncan A.  122 McDonald, James  123 McDonald. John Angus  121    McDonald, Lauchlin  125   McDonald. Samuel  12li   McFariand, Duncan A.  127 McFariand, George  128 McLeod, Fcnnimorell.  129 McLean, Henry F.  130 McLean, William Cameron  131 McKay, James  132 Mel'hoc. James  133 McRae, John  131    Macdonald, William A.  135   Mackenzie. Hector  13(1   Madden. Thomas  137 Million, Thomas I1'.      -  138 MallelLo, Mary  1311 Miuisoii, Alfred  llll   Malone, John J.  111 Mnltbv, Charles  112 Marks, Alfred John  113 Marliii, John It.  Ill    Malheson, John H.  115   May,.Thomas H.  III!   Mighton Samuel J.  117    Miles. John  IIS   Miller, Charles K.  II!)   Mills, Sinford  150 MiLchell. George  151 Moore, Aimer Wellington  152 Morden, George Herbert  153 Newitt, Thomns Henry  151    Nowling, Onslow  155 Olive, Nicholas  151!   O'Reilly, James  157 O'Keilly. Martin  158 Partridge, George  15!)   Pogue, Livl  Kit)    Ranger, Napoleon  Hit    Roisterer, Robert  102    Kcnwick. Robert. A.  1(13   Reynolds, Garrett  llil    Richardson. Fred  105   Robillard, Jeremie  llil'.    Robinson, Daniel  107    Robinson, Sheldon George  MIS    'tolls-oil. George R. -  Hi!)    Itolfe, William N.c  17(1    Roper. Edward  171 Ross, George 0.  172 Roy, Thomas George  173 Rudd. Henry Vittoria  171    Russell. Patrick J.  175   Sayward, Joseph A.  170   Scott, Henry John  177   Scully, Michael  17S   Selous, Harold  179   Serson, Jacob  150 Sherwood, Arthur It.  151 ahicll. Robert  152 Smart. James  183   Smith. Edward  181    Smith, .William  185   S])encer. William G.  1811   Squire, Frederick J.  187 St. Laurenl. Peter  188 Slimier. James Henry  189 Sleed, George  1110   Steele, George W.  191 Stewart, John  192 Stibbs, Charles Henry  193 Stutter, Harry  till    Stutter, Jennie L.  195   Swannell, Frederick W.  UN!   Tallmire. Joseph  197   Tool/.el. William F.  IDS. Thomson. Henry Broughton  199 Thurmnn. William  200 Toye, Sidney Howard  201 Traves, Edmund Cornelius  202 Tregillus, Alfred  203 Turnbull, William  201   Turner, John Anthony  205   Tuttle, James Raid win  2()(i   Vanstone. Joseph H.  207   Arornon, Forbes G.  20S   Vincent. William Hcnrv  209 Waldie, William  210 Wallace. James II.  211 A\~iirrt. Thomas Martiudale  212 Ward. William A.  213 Waterman, Charles A.  211   Webstor. Edmund Jackson  215'  21(1  217  218  219  220  221  ���-���)���*  223  221  22.-)  Weir, James F.  Weiss, John  West. Charles W.  While. Stephen  Williams, George  Williams. II. .I.  Wilson. John Thomas  Wilson, Peter Edward  Wilson. William John  Wolfe. George Nowton  Wood, David  NO,  1  ii  I  5  li  7  S  9  1(1  11  12  13  II  15  Hi  17  IS  19  20  21  ���;���>  23  21  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  10  II  12  13  II  15  l(i  17  IS  19  50  51  52  53  51  58  59  Oil  111  02  o:i  01  (li  I'll)  07  IIS  09  70  71  72  73  71  75  70  77  78  79  80  81  82  S3  81  85  SG  87  88  89  (K)  91  92  93  91  95  90  97  9.8  99  100  101  102  103  104  105  100  107  108  109  till  111  WEST   WARD.  NAMK.  .Adams. George Washington  Allan, Christopher  Allan, James  Allan, Mabel  Apple whaite, I'M ward  Arthur. Edward C.  Aston, John William Alfred  Alherton. Edward R.  Hall, William  Barnard, Frank S.  Healcy, Robert John  Bcckingsale, Richard  Hell. John  Bellamy, Henry Rose  Rewicke, Frederick  Blundell. Richard  Booth, Tom  Bowes. Joseph 11.  Boyd, Thomas II  Buchanan. Angus C.  Buchanan, Arthur II.  Buchanan, George O.  Bunker. Alfred  Burns, Edward  Burns, Patrick  Cheslcv, Edward  Clements, Austin 11.  Cookson. Wilfred  Crawford. William  Crease, Edward A  Croasdaile. Henry Edward  Curran, Edward J.  Darling, Frank  Day, Richard Welsted  Delmage, Nellie  Dcniaiue, George  Dickson, William John Gillespie  Doyle, George  Dow, Alexander  Duncan, Thomas Johnson  Elliot, John  Emory, Alfred D.  Evans. Henry Jones  Farwcll. Arthur Stanhope  Ferland. Auguste  Fitzstubbs. Napoleon  Fletcher. Frank  Galliher. William A  Gamble, Francis G.  Garland. Alexander T.  Goepel. William J.  Good, Hubert Ernest  Graham, William Henry  Hamilton. John  Heenaii. John  Herring. William John  Hipperson, Arthur, ohn  Hodge, George C.  Ilodgins, Arthur K.  Hodson, William  Holt. Grange V.  Hull, William R.  Hume. J. Fred  Innes, Frederick Collestin  Ironsides, William Xelson  Jameson, Charles A.  Johns, Solomon  Johnson. Andrew  Johnson, Christiana  Kelly, Aaron Hartt  ,  ICelly, James  Kelly, Matthew  ICiiiiihiiu. Thomas  Kirbv, William II.  Kirkpat.rick, John A.  Lawrence, James  Lefebre. Michael  Lennie. Robert Scott  Lillie, William G.  Lillie, Thomas L.  Lott, Albert 15. ���  McAlman. John  McBeath, Duncan Archibald  McDonald, Duncan  McKillop, Alexander Lawson  McLennan, John Allan  McLeod, Fetiimore M.  McMorris, Daniel C.  Mara, John Andrew-  Marks, Alfred John  Miller, John R.  Muir, Jennie  Munro, Alexander William  Murison.'W. T. H.  Xcelands, Hamilton George  Neelands, James  X(-elands. Samuel  Nelson. .Sarah  dates. John  Owen, George II.  Osier, Frank L.  Parker, Sidney  Patterson, James Marshall  Perks, Honry Burton  l'etanaude, Joseph <>.  Pliair, Edwin E.  Plows, Jessie  Proctor, Thomas G.  Ileid, John Keith  Riley, John  Robinson. Martha  Assessed owner  Licence   ,  Householder  Assessed owner  ii it  Householder  Assessed owner  it-        ii  Householder  it  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Householder  Assessed owner  H ������������  License  Householder  Assessed owner  License  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Ilouseholder  ��� I  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Householder  Assessed owner  H ii  Householder  License'  Householder  ii  License     ���  ii  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Assessed owner  I rousehotder  n  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Householder  License    i  Householder  M  Assessed ownor  Householder  Assessed owner  1 touseholder  ��� License  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Assessed owner  License  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Householder  License  ii  Ilouseholder  License  Householder  License  Householder  112 Robinson, William George  113 Robinson. William P.  Ill    Rolfe, William N.  115   Russell. Edmund Clewes  110   Scott, James  117   Scaley, Charles Edward  US   Seaman, Annie  111)   Selous, Harold  120 Senkler, Edward C '  121 Shannon, Alexander B  122 Shaw, Angus Gillespie  123 Shaw. Samuel Poole  124 Sherwood. Arthur It  125 Simpson, William  120   Smith, Conlin  127   .Smith. Frank Edgar Wolsey  I'?8   Sproat, Thomas'  121)   Sproat, William Millor  130 St. Barbe. Charles  131 Stanley, Edward Hall  132 Stanley. Gilbert  133 Stewart, Xorman Duncan  131    Sturgeon, Joseph  135   Swansborough, Thomas John  130   Sykes. Alfred D'Oyley  137   Taite, Herbert Baynton  I3S   Tunstall, George Christie Jr.  13!)   Turner. John Anthony  110 Vincent, H. II.  111 Warburton, James.  112 Ward. Harry H.   ���  113 Weaver. Henry  111    Whalley. Edward Percy  115    Wilson, Charles James  III!   Wilson, William  117    Winerals, Roborl Aylnier  IIS   Wolf-'bon. .lolmnii  II!)    Woods. George II.  License  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  ">-?-���   "   ���  Assessed owner  i�� it  License  Householder  I iieense  Householder  Assessed owner  Hi.useholder ,  License  Householder  License  Householder  Assessed owner  Lieencc  Householder  License  Householder  A-sessed owner  llou-idiolder  Assessed owner  There   will  week   in  the  Baker  street,  t.ical   ' room  clock  be  .opened    next  McKillop  block,  a first-class   op-  and    watch    and  repairing'   establishment.  Completely furnished 4-  room cottage, llrat-class  in every respect, hard  finished throughout with  double lloors: building  and liirniturc only six  mom lis old; stable in connection: two low. 50x12(1.  fenced.    Price. $1500.  The above-named persons are qualillod lo vote at the  municipal election, to be held in the City of Xelson, on  Thursda). January 13th, 1898.  Xelson, B. C December 181 li, 1897.  Certified Correct: CHARLES E. SRALKY,  ���John Houston, Mayor. City Clerk.  ,  (iL'.M.II.-KJA'l'ION-.  Householder  ii  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  irouseholder  it  Assessed owner  Housoholder  License  A-.scs-.ed owner  License  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Householder  License  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  License  n  Householder  License  Assessed owner  License-  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Hoiweholder  Assessed owner  Householder  License  Householder  License  Householder  Assessi^d owner  Householder  License !  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Householder  Assessed owner  Householdar  Assessed owner  Householder  License  ii  Assessed owner  Householder  License  ii  Assessed owner  License  Householder  ii  Assessed ownor  Xmas-New Year  On     November  I    will  ioth  a   complete   assort-  spectacles   and    Eye  in position  or  open    up  ment   oi'  Glasses and will  to test eyes for  other defects'" oi' the eve.  be  astigmatism  Three car loads uf dressed poultry liave  let'fc Ontario direct for mir Kootenay  inai'kets. Tliey will arrive Decenibet-  loth, when we will he in a position t.o  fill all orders for Tin-keys, Creese, Ducks  and Chickens.   Either wholesale or retail  at reason;  placed at i  they will 1  arrival of  ihle prices. Orders can he  my of our brandies now and  lave our- prompt attention on  stock.     We will  large   assortment   of   prime  mutton, cured   meats,  fish.  Mail   orders   a   specialty.  "Rossland, Trail,--Nelson,  Three   Foi'ks,   and   Slocan  oflice at  Nelson.   B. C. ,  also  nave a  beef,   pork,  and   oysters.  Branches   at  Kaslo.  Sandon,  Citv.     Head  Certificate  of Registration  of   an  Provincial   Company.  Extra-  '���Comi-axihs Act, 1S97  '(iOI.DICND.M.K    MIXI.VC;    CO.Ml'AN'V.  Re_islerod the -J2nd day of November, 1897.  T HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day registered  -1-   the '-Goldendale Minii*-*- Company" as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act, 1897."  The head otlicc ol' the Company is situate in the City of  Spokane. State of Washington, [j. S. A.  The amount of the capital of tlie Company is Sl.nOO.OOO,  divided into l,n()(l,u()() shares of the par value of ��1 each.  The head ollice of the Company in this province is situate at Xelson. and It. E. Lemon, mining broker, whose  address is Xelson, is attorney for the Company.  The time of existence of the Company is fifty years.  The objects for which the Company has been established aiid registered are:  la). To buy. sell, lease, let, handle, operate, manage  and control and prospect for mines and mineral claims,  of iron, gold, silver, copper and other precious metals,  clays and minerals having a commercial value, and buying and selling, mining, extracting from mines and mineral claims all saiit minerals and ore.-,:  (b). The running, working, operating. on,uiping and  managing mines, tunnels, shafts and mineral claims in  and about, carrying on, running, and conducting a general mining business:  (c). To buy, contract for, purchase, handle, sell, dispose of, operate, manage, equip and control concentrators, smelters, and other apparatus for treating, concentrating, washing and treating ores and minerals, mills  and machinery necessary or convenient forsaid purposes:  (d). To contract for. purchase, handle, sell, dispose of.  transfer, assign, convey, improve, develop, work, operate, maintain, manage and control -waterways, ditches,  Humes and other means of forcing, concentrating and  distributing water necessary, proper or desirable, in and  about the control, maintenance and operation of mines,  mining claims and refineries, slump or other mills, concentrators, or for washing or otherwise treating, preparing for use, market, sale or disposition, minerals and  ores: .  ,  (e). To acciuirc and appropriate water, water rights,  ditches, flumes and incident.-mid appurtenance? thereto:  (fl. To purcha=e, hold, sell, assign, transfer, convey,  mortgage or otherwise dispose.of real estate and every  and any intere.-t therein, necessary and convenient to  carry on and conduct, said business matters and things  herein enumerated:  (g). To do generally nil business matter- and things,  and buy. sell, have, use, accpiire, transfer and operate  any and all mechanical appliances necessary or convenient in and about the business anil conducting the affairs  of the said Company in executing any of the powers  herein given il. and to do all things that maybe ncces-  .-ary or proper for the complete enjoyment, use and benefit of said powers or any ot them.  Given under my hand and seal of ollice at Victoria,  I'rovinco of Uritish Columbia, tins-.'2nd day of Novemher.  1S97. S. Y. \^OOTTON.  [l..s.| I legist rar of Joint Slock Companies.  NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT.  I'lirsuant to the "Creditor..*-Tru-I   Deed.- Act, 1MK)," and  Amending Act-.  Notice is hereby given thai William .lame- Ilalliday.  of the City of Nelson, in the province of Urilisli Columbia, baker, has by deed dated the sixth day of December,  A. D. 1S97. ns-igned all his per.-onnl estate, credit- and  eil'eets which may be -cized and sold under execution,  and all his real estate, lo William Waldie. of the -aid  City of Nelson, accountant, iu trust for the benulll ol" Ids  creditors. The said deed was executed by the said William .lames Ilalliday and by the said William Waldie on  the sixth day of December. A.-.I). 1S97. All persons having claims against Ihe said William James Ilalliday are  required, on or before the 'twenty-seventh day of December. A. D. 1S97, to send to the said I rustee.full particulars  of the same, duly verified, together with particulars of  the security, if any. held by them. And notice is hereby  given that after the said twenty-seventh day of December, A. D. 1S97, the trustee will proceed to distribute the  assets among those creditors whose claims have been  lodged with him, and that he will not bo responsible  after such date for the assets so distributed, or any part  thereof, to any person or person-;, firm or corporation, of  whose debt or claim he shall not then have received  notice. ' . ���  A meeting of the creditors nf the said \\ illiam James  ilalliday will be hold at the olllcesof Macdonald L*t Johnson, Maker street, Xelson, British Columbia, on Monday,  the twentieth day of December, A. D., IS97. nt the hour  of L':H(I o'clock iu the afternoon.  Dated at Xelson. British Columbia, this 7th day of December, A. D., 1S97. ,7  .MACDONALD ��� JOHNSON.  Solicitors for William 'Waldie, the assignee.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is hereby given that 1. Krederick L. Newman,  intend to apply at the end of sixty days from date hereof  to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase 100 acres of unreserved, unoccupied, and unsurveyed crown land, situate near the confluence of Meadow creek and float river, in the Goat  Itiver mining division of West Kootenay. Uritish Columbia. K. L. NKWMAN.  Dated this *_(iL11 day of November. 1S'.)7.  IIKSCUIITIOX.  Commencintr al. initial post marked "K. L. Newman's  X. W. corner," thence duo.south 1(1 chains, thence due  east 10 chains, thence due north 40 chains, I hence due  west 40 chains to point, of commencement, conlaining 1110  acres more or less.  Ashcpoft  BL/\CKSMITMNG AND  EXPERT HORSESHOEING  Wagon  Repairing  Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  Special attention given to all l^inds of repairing  ar\d custom wori\ from outside points  SHOP:    Cor. Baker at]d Hall Sis, flelson.  The business centre for the rich  mines on Springer Creek and  Slocan Lake. This is one' of  the richest districts in British  Columbia.  F^NK FLETCHER Trustee.  The Columbia & Kootenay  Railway & Navigation Oo.  iiavk  Business Lots  On  of  Baker  <ood  and Vunion si reel*, and plenty  ihe Koverumenl   townsite   of   NcNon.  Appl) to  Frank Fletcher, P.L.S., Agent, Nelson.  ___\__  C.  E"\7vr___^_._RT  Room (i, Clement* & Ilillyer lilock. Nelson  PHOTOIMP  Near corner Victoria and .Stanley -trcel-  Views of all --art*, of Ivoolenaj  Photographs in the latest style*.  Guarantee satisfaction  Mrs. Johnson.  JVCTJSIG  violin.  Mandolin or  Orchestra furnished  Instructions given on the  banjo. Tonus Reasonable,  for all occasions.  FRANK Ji. IIAUI'IOK, Tremoiil  Hotel, Nelson.  Nelson  Electric  Light Company, Limited.  KOTICE  From January   1st,  ISIlS,  the  following  rates   will  be  .charged users of electric, light :  Per Month  lamp   .31.00  STORKS AND OFFICIOS,  for each   Hi c. p  from I to I! inclusive   7 to \5 inclusive   Hi upwards   RFSI.JKNCFvS, half Ihe above rates.  110TKLS. "> cents per candle power for all lamps down  stairs..'" cents for all up stairs.  SALOONS   ASU   ALL-NIGHT    UKST.A CHANTS'.   !��  cents per candle power.  STORKS AM) RK.SIIIKNCF.S will be allowed one all-  night   lamp;   if  more  are  used,.Hit:  a!J-in'glil   rate  lit  cenls per candle power) will be charged.  JOHN HOISTON.  Nelson, H. (.:., December Slh, IN!I7. Malinger.  ������0  Notice of Application  for  Liquor  License.  I hereby give notice that .'10 days from this dale I intend t.o^ apply lo the stipendiary iimgi-.trate at Nelson,  West ICooliMiay district, for a license In sell lic|tior by retail at the Klondyke holel at Kobson, H. (',.  JA.AIKS OdRMAN.  Haled at Nelson, li. ('.. Dec. I'.th.  AT THE  The Ppovidenee Fur Co.  Providence, R. I., wants all kinds of Raw Fur-,  skins. Ginseng, Seneca. ICte. Prices quoted for  next sixty days are as follows:  SILVFIt FOX   BICAR   OTTER    MARTIN   HEAVFK (per pound) .  WOLF   RED FOX       MINK   SKUNK   GRAY FOX   RAT   .���515 00 lo $1.50 00  .5 Ot) to  ������.'5 00  1 00 lo,  II 00  2 00 to  9 00  :��� oo to  :��� 50  1 00 to  2 00  1 00 to  2 00  7.5 to  2 00  i". to  I 00  .5(1 to  10  'JO to  ���2.5  ��� Price list on all other furs and skins furnished upon  application. Full prices guaranteed, careful selection,  courteous treatment, and immediate remittance on all  consignments.  GREAT CLEARING SALE]  The  stock  consislinp' of  of W.  full  a  Ladies'  Shoes,  reduced  sold  and  H.   Graham,  line of Men's,  in  Children's  will   be   offered  rates   to   clear,  next  90   days.  and buy yourself rich,  overshoes   in   stock.  Boots   and  at   greatly  Must   be  Call   early  Full line of  Repair   shop  in  connection  with  store.  W. J. G. DICKSON  :_.____.__   ESTATE  -____-ri_ co^niviissioisr __.C3-___sr_r  avci_>ri_src3- _3_s,03___i3_?!,  BE ALKY BLOCK, BAKER STREET. NELSON.  FOR SALE.  Several valuable business sites on Baker St.  Business block--two stores���Baker street.  Business   block���three stores all  rented���on  two 30-foot lots, with offices above.  Residence lots, 50 teet frontage, Vernon St.  Apply to W. J. G.  DICKSON.  NOTICE.  Having appointed W. J. G. Oickson local agent for  Addition A to the townsite of Xcl-.11. intending purchasers of lots, or persons wishing information, plans, or  price-lists of the addition, will please apply to him.  F. O. INNES.  Notice of Application   to   Purchase   Land.  Notice i> liereby given that .sixty days after date I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and  works, for permission to purchase SO acrc> of land, situate in the West Kootenay district.     I). O. ICL'NTZ.  Dated Nelson. November Kith, IS!)7. [Nov. -.'oth)  nr.scicMTio.v.  Commencing ;il the N. W. corner of  Lot   155. Croup 1.  thence south 10 chains along tbe western  boundary of  said lot. thence  west  20 chains, thenco north 10 chains,  thence east twenty chains to I he point of commencement.  REVELSTOKE   TOWNSITE    PROPERTY.  Notice is hereby given t li.it all pnrlir- indebted to the  Kootenay British Columbia Smelling -*c Trading .S.widi-  calc iu respect of I he purchase of lands in the town of  Revelstoke. are rei|iiireil within lid da\- from the dale  hereof to make payment lo me or 10 1 he Imperial Hank  at l!e\ elstoke of all money-, due in re-pec! of .-aid land-,  when I he deeds will be i-stied. t'nle-s -aid payment-  are made within the lime hereinbefore mentioned, the  purchaser will be deemed lo be in default and the agreement.-: for side will be cancelled.  T. J. LKNDIit'M.  Agent anil attorney in I'aet fur the Kootenay British  Columbia Smelting it Trading Syndicate.  Dated al. Ainsworth tbisyih day of December. IS17.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land  Sixty days after date. I intend lo apply to the chief  commissioner of lands- mid works for permission lo purchase the following described land.-.  i>i:.scitii-rtoN.  Commending al a post planted -JIK) feel easterly from  railway iu Slocan river valley and about ten miles' from  Junction, marked W. H. ll.'sS. K. corner, thence north  SO chains, llience west 10 chains, thence south So chains,  thence east 10 chains, to point of commencement, containing ;i'-'0 acres more or less. W. II. DOWSING.  Dated Nelson. II. C Decemberi'll!. 18!'7.        [Dee. llth|  Notice of Application  for Crown Grant.  Take notice that A. S. l-'nrwell. acting as agent for  The Nel-oiid'ooi'iiian Oold Mining Compiin.v. Limited,  has tiled tin: necessary papers and made iipplicat inn for  a crown grunt, in favor of the mineral claim " Hard-  scrabble," .silualed on Eagle creek in the Nelson mining  division of West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants,  if any. miisl (He their objections with me within IK) days  from the date of I lie llr.st publication of this 111 it ice in the  British Columbia Gazette.  ���'.). G. DENNIS, Government  Agent.  Dated at Xelson, li. ('.. November Slh. IS07.  Notice  of Purchase.  Notice is hereby given Unit Frank Simpson, of Hit; City  of Nelson, hus this day purchased the interest of Adolphc  Liil'oiut.e in the Grand Central Hotel at tbe corner of  Vernon and Ward Streets. The business will iu future  be carried 1111 by Messrs. Farley \* Simpson, who assume  all liabilities of Ihe former partnership, and to whom -���_ 11  11111011 iits due the said partnership arc ]ia\ able.  Fit A NIC SI Ml'SON.  Dated at WI-tui, November Ith. 1S����7. |N"V. (11 h|  Spokane Falls '& Noi'tiiem,  .   Nelson '& Fort Sheppard,,. .  , Bed Mountain Hailways.  Tlje only all rail route without change of cars  between\'Nelson arid Rossland, and  Spokane and Rossland.  C. 1. Watepman & Co.  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.  Arrivo   NI0LSOX   ;5::i�� p. m.   ,.. HOSSLAND ��� *J:.Wp. m.   SPOK.ANK .' 0:10 p. in.  J-assongers for Kettle Itiver and Boundary Creek connect at Alarcus with stage daily.  Leave  !J:3i a. m.  12.00 a. m  S:O0 a. m.  OFFICIAL   ADMINISTRATOR'S   NOTICE.  In the .supreme court of Uritish Columbia, mi the matter  ��� of John Rolken, alias ".lack. McGinty," alias '*I_eno'  Jack," of Nelson. D. C , miner, deceived, and in the  matter of the Otllcial Administrator's Act.  Upon reading the aftldavit of J nines Ferguson Armstrong, it'is ordered that James Ferguson .Armstrong,  official administrator for the county court, district of  Kootenay, shall be administrator of all and singular, lb-  goods, chattels and credits of John Holken. ah.s ���'.Inc'-:'  MeGinly," alias "Keno Jack." of Nelson, II. <"., miner,  deceased, and that this order be published in the Nel.-on  Tribune newspaper for tho period of sixty dm s.  Kntercd O. B. Folio 3G!1.   .     .   A. J. McCOI.L, .lud.e,  Ci. C. Ti:nstai.l. P. It. 55. C.  Dated the ���J.'ith day of October, A. I). IS17.  The creditors and persons interested in Ihe estate of  John Holken. alias "Jack McGint.v," alias "Keno Jack."  InleoE Nelson. Hriti-b Columbia, free miner, deceased,  are hereby required within sixtv davs from this dale to  send by registered letter lo.J. F. A rmstrongv official ��<l-  .ininistrator, Fort Steele. Uritish Columbia, pnrLiuular-Mif  their claims and the nature of their securities, if any.  held bv them. After Ihe expiration of the said sixTy  days the administrator will distribute the said osiale.  having regard only to .such claims as he shall have  notice of.  A. G. 11. SI-KAGGE, Solicitor for Administrator.  UevelMoke Station, Uritish Columbia.  Dated this !)lh day of November. 1SH7. I Nov. 13th |  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  TIIK WILI.COCK M'l.VKK.*.!. CLAIM, SlTUATl: IN THU NISLSON  MININC  DIVISION  Ol'-  WKST  KOOTENAY  UISTKU'T,   AND  > O.OCATEnONTHKNOKTI! HANK OK WILD UOItS- CUKEK.  ABOUT SKVKN MILKS KAST OK TIIK NELSON AND FOUT  SHKI'I'Al.D   UAILWAY.  Take notice that I. Samuel L. Long, acting as agent for  Phillip White, free miner's certilicate No. SIS.-2II intend sixty days from the date hereof, lo apply to the  mining recorder for 11 certilicate of improvement---, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant, of the above  claim. And further take notice thai action, under section 37. must, be commenced before the i.-sunnce of such  certilicate of improvements.  SAMUEL L. LONG. P. L. S.  Dated this aSth day of October, 1S!)7. [October 30th 1  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  lillEAT   liOUI.M'l-    KUACT10N   MINEUAI.   CLAIM.   SITltATK  IN TIIENK1.SON .MINING  DIVISION OK WEST KOOTENAY ���  DISTItlCT,  AND   LOCATED ON TOAD   MOUNTAIN    ABOUT  ONE AND A MALI'- MILKS SOUTHWEST OK COTTONWOOD  LAKE.  Take notice that I, Archie Main waring Johnson, acting  as agent for Herbert J. Wilson, free miner's certificate  No. S3.321, intend sixty days from the dale hereof, toapply  to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements.'  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim. And further lake notice ihataction, under section  37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvement*-.  AHCHIK MALNWAR1NG JOHNSON.  Dated ibis ���>!)th day of October, 1807. |Xov. O'.li 1  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  IIUnON MINKHAL CLAIM, SSITL'ATH IN THE NELSON MININfi  DIVISION OK WEST KOOTENAY UISTKICT, AND LOCATED  ON TOAD MOUNTAIN ABOUT ONE AND A HALK MILES  SOUTHWEST OK  COTTONWOOD  LAKE.  Take notice thai I. II. It. Hellaniy, acting as agent for  "-William Delaney. free miner's certilicate No. 13a!)A. intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply lo the  mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining 11 crown grant of the above  claim. And further take notice thai, action, under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance of .such  certificate of improvements. II. It. BELLAMY.  I lined this 2!l(h day of October, 1S!)7. [Nov. (it h]  Notice   of.  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  LAST CHANCE MINEKAL CI..W.M. SITUATE IN THE NELSON  MININC DIVISION OK WKST KOOTENAY DISTItlCT. AND  LOCATED ON TOAD MOUNTAIN ABOUT ONE AND A HALK  MILES SOUTHWEST OK  COTTONWOOD LAKE.  Take notice that 1, II. R. Hellaniy, acting as agent for  Leonard I'aynham, free miner's' certilicate No TK.'iill, intend sixty days, from the date hereof, to apply to the  mining recorder for a certilicate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim. And further take notice lhat action, under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance of .-uch  certilicate of improvement.--. II. It. BELLAMY.  Dated this 2!)tb day of October. It-!I7. |No\. l!th|  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  EMILY MINEKAL CLAIM, SITUATE IN THE NELSON MININU  DIVISION (IK WEST KOOTENAY DISTKICT. AND LOCATED  A1101-TONE AND A HALK MILES SOUTH WEST Ol* COTTONWOOD   LAKE.  Take notice that I. II. It. Hellaniy. acting a�� agent lor  George Davics, free miner's certilicate No. 7S.JIK, intend  sixty days from tbe date hereof, to apply to the mining  recorder'for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  further lake notice that action, under section 37, must  be commenced before the i.-siiance of -uch certificate of  improvements.        , II. It. BELLAMY.  Dated this L.th day of October. 1897. |Nov. Oth]  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  IIYWATEK MINKltAL CLAIM, SITUATE. IN Till: NKLMIN  MININC DIVISION OK WEST KOOTENAY DISTniCT. AND  LOCATE!! ON THE NOl-TII --IDE OK WILD HOUSE C-1EKEK  AllOUT SEVEN MILES ���EA.-T OK THE NEIXIN AND rilUT  SIIEI'I'.UID   UAILWAY.  Take notice that I, .Samuel L. Long, acting as iigeut for  Philip White, free miner's certillc.ite No. Un'.'.'ll. intend  sixty days from the dale hereof, to apply to the mining  recorder for 11 certilicate of improvement--, for the pur-  pn-e of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under -ection 37.  must be commenced befoie the i���nance of such cerlill-  cate of improvement.-. SAM L"KL L. LONG, P. L. S.  Dated tlu-L'Slh dav el' October. IS07. fDee. lth|  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Nolici-i-hereby giwn I bin -ixty dais nftiT dale I. Ihe  undersigned, intend to apply lo the chief c( inuii--ioner  of lauds and work- for pel mi-'-ion to pim-lia-e 3*.'n 11croof liiml. -ituate in Wc-l Kootcnnj ili-lrirl.  J A MI'S Pl-.TF.I'S.  Locator.  Dated thi- Mh day of October. 1M.7. (October *.'3id|  llKSOUIITION.  Commencing at a post four miles north of the mouth of  Meadow creek near the east bank of Goat river marked  ���'.lames Peters' S. E. corner post." thence west 10 chains,  thence north >'fl chains, thence cast 10 chains, thence  south Si chains to the point of commencement, containing 3'JO acres more or less.  the  nor  res  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is lierebv given that sixty days after date I, t  undersigned, intend to apply to the chief coniniissioi  of lauds and works for permission to purchase 3'.'0 ac  of land, situate in West Kootenay district.  F. ('. CHANDLER. Locator.  Dated this Slh day of October. 1S'7. "October --'3it|  I.IKSCKIITION.  Commencing al a post four miles north of the mouth of  Meadow creek near the east bank of Goat river, marked  "F. C.( handler's N. E. corner," thenco west 40 chains,  thence south .SO chains, thence east. 10 chains, thence  north So chains to the point of commencement, containing :i-J0 acres more or less.  Notice of Application to Purchase Land.  Notice is herebv given that sixty days from the publication of this notice. I. C. II. Murray, intend to apply to  the chief commissioner-of hinds and works to purchase  one hundred and sixty illlO) acres of unsurveyed. unoccupied, and unreserved crown kinds, situate on linion  creek, in the Slocan City mining division of We.-t h'oole-  enny district, at tliejuiiction of the second North Fork  of said creek with the main creek.  c. II. Mt'l'RA*- .  Dated this 12th day of October. 1S17. |Oetobcr Kith"  HKSCIill'TION.  'oniiiieiicing at a. post marked "C  H. Murray's northwest corner."'planted on the west bank of said sen nd  North Fork near said .junction, thence south 10 el.am-',  thence east, 10 chains, llience north Hlchaiiis. thence wee!  .10 chains to place of beginning.  ��� ��� ���ir  Fix.  ���.���������������.-���.���  _-������.������  si-?  &B��mmmmaimmmxm?m&immimBm  _9_?___��3_rn]B___!l___n_R!^_CR___S^  n__j_uiu_yi_yHu  Jl!J.U__<UllU__iL>U!!_-__a!___JIJ_ilUI  miUilRUMURMI!! THE   T1.113UNE:  'NKLSON,   B.C., SATURDAY,  DECEMBER L.,   LS���'i  W  S3  ��� �� _ �� 8  And put into stock  a very fine assortment of Lamps. You  can buy them at  almost any price from 35 cents to $15.00 each.  Nothing8 could be nicer for your library than one  of our library lamps. It is a gem. Experts have  said that our ore cars are the best that has been  imported here. We invite inspection and consider  it a pleasure to show goods.  r_  BAKER    STREET,    NELSON,   B.   C.  LOCAL.   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  A. J. Marks has returned from New  Denver, where he succeeded in bonding  James Merano's interest in the California  to Pat Burns and W. .J". Wilson. The bond  calls for $J.5,0-0, .-2000 of which was cash,  and runs for 12 months. The property  will be developed in the spring.  There   will   be   quite an exodus  from  ���Sandon to the IClondyke iu the spring.   A  , reliable authority states that there is  more, than $20,000 on deposit in a local  bank, which will be spent cm Klondyke  outfits in the spring.  The members of the volunteer fire department had their first out-door exercise Wednesday evening. The boys made  the run to several of the hydrants and  familiarized themselves with the work of  attaching the hose and turning on the  water. Exclusive of the chief', who is a  salaried officer, the brigade at present  consists of thirteen men, and an effort  will be made to increase the number to  eighteen. The following compose the  - volunteer force: A. L. Davidson, secretary; C. V. Loudin, captain: \V. J.Thompson, foreman; George Davis and Fred  Bradley, hydrant men: .J. W. Cowan,  George Partridge, John AleCrae. George  Steele, James Cliambers. John ._��. Campbell, pipemeu; \V. Pfiell'er and Charles  Burritt, axemen.  E. C. Traves was fined $25 and costs on  Monday for a breach of the fire limits bylaw.  Mike Cooper, a vagrant, was committed  'for 90 days by magistrate Crease on  Wednesday.  W. H. Hooker was before the police  magistrate on Thursday on a charge of  carrying on business without a trades license. Hooker lias an auctioneer's license  and he was carrying on n retail business  on the strength of this. Wednesday eve-  uing, while auctioneering off goods in his  store on Baker street Hooker was very  abusive in his remarks respecting the  chief of police and the members of the  city council generally. He adopted a different tone when he came before police  magistrate Crease, pleaded ignorance of  the by-law, took out the required license  and was allowed to go upon payment of  the costs.  On Monday afternoon mayor Scott, of  liossland, announced that he would stand  for re-election. He is considered the most  likely candidate available.  Jacob Dover's stock of plated ware and  jewelry is right in line with holiday requirements.  Thomas Madden this week purchased  from F. M. McLeod and George Richardson, the .'���O-l'oofc lot at the corner of Ward  and Baker street. The price paid was  $1500. In 1880 Thomas Madden purchased  the lot adjoining the corner for $.30, one-  third cash and the balance whenever it  was handy. The prices paid for these  two lots illustrates the increase which  has taken place in the value of business  property in Nelson.  Lawyer McAnn is. likely to be the next  mayor of ivaslo.  The Ledge : John Houston will try to be  Nelson's mayor for IS08. John's Slocan  friends wish him luck before the draw.  LADIES'  CLOTH JACKETS  AT COST  36   _3_____::__:r   steeet  CENTS'  WINTER OVERCOATS  AT COST  ~\Y  illering a splendid assortment, of line Japanese-ware  in  :">  o'clock tea sets,  pieces and  fancy ornaments.     Our stock' is also  complete  in   tin*  following lines fur Christmas trade.  handkerchiefs  Separate  Gents' linen and s  Gents' kid gloves  Gents' silk umbrellas.  Gents' mackintoshes  Gents' dressing- g'owns  Gents' silk  mufflers  Gents' silk ties and scarfs  Besides  th  Ladies' linen and silk handkerchiefs  Ladies' kid g"16ves  Ladies' silk umbrellas  Ledies' mackintoshes  Ladies' dressing jackets  Ladies' ostrich  and  feather boas  Ladies' fur collars and  capes    ���  above  we have a full   range of Mack  and  fancy blouse, and   dress  novelties  in   dress material.     Sofa cushions and  eider flown  <|iiilts  si I Us.  Latest  ��  Get a bucksaw for your boy or perhaps he  wants a niee pair of skates op a pocket  knife.   We have them all  kinds and prices-  chairman of the finance committee to allow the incoming couucil to negotiate the  sale of the $15000 bonds to be sold under  the two loan by-laws for $7,500, and those  who have been fighting the said by-laws  agree to take no further action against  them in the courts.  A preliminary meeting of the B. C.  Association of Mining Kngineers was heid  in A. II. Holdich's office on Friday last,  when nearly all the Nelson members were  present. Several new members, were proposed and accepted, and a paper by G. F.  Moncton, Vancouver, on milling laws,  was read and discussed. The annual  meeting is fixed for January _5Ui, 1808, at  Vancouver, when there will be a banquet  which it is hoped will lie attended by the  prominent mining men of B.C. j  Aldermen JJuchanan and .Moore are  the only members of the.municipal council of Kaslo who will seek re-election.  Mayor Green litis determined to quit municipal life and give his business undivided attention.  A  peiace has  been patched up between  the   warring    factions   in   the   municipal  affairs  of  Rossland.     Mayor   Scott   and !  Alderman George Fiaser have signed an i  agreement  which   binds  the   mayor and I  ' A meeting will be held Tuesday evening  in the rooms over the Hudson Bay store,  for the purpose of taking the initiatory  steps in the matter of organizing �� military company of the Canadian militia.  Grange V. Holt, manager of the Bauk  of British Columbia, left for the coast on  Thursday. He will require a double  ticket for the homeward journey.  Proceedings for the winding up of the  'Kootenay Brewing, Malting and Distilling Company, of Trail, came up before  Judge Forin at Rossland yesterday.  A public meeting was held iu the Methodist church Thursday evening in the interests of the l.O.F. Jiev. Geo. Ii. Mor-  den occupied the chair. Addresses were  delivered by J. II. Falconer, inspector of  the order for the province, and J. L. Lennox. D.S.C.R. At the close of the meeting a number handed in applications for  membership.  Herman Kuorr and Margaretha liohland  of Deer Park, were married on Monday  by Rev. Robert Frew at his residence,  corner of Josephine and .Victoria streets.  About 100 men left Nelson this week for  work on the Crow's Nest railway. Local  contractors have taken a small piece of  the work and the boys.are talcing a  chance with them,  McLean Brothers have taken a contract  for live miles of work on the Crow's Nest  road. Tlie five miles are at the lower end  of Kootenay lake.  Tim Nelson correspondent of the Boss-  land  Miner announces  that fiances have  become features of the Silver King mine.  Whether this material change will affect  the dividend darning qualities of the  Silver King mine the correspondent does  not say.  .JUST OPBNI'*D--"Tlio Kern ('i^Mi* Store." next door lo  Spokane Xortliern ticket ollice. Wo curry ;i full line of  KiiKli'-Ii -ind -\i:ieiic:ui tolia.'co-*. imported and domestic  cifflir.*-.   Give us a call. MOII Kit ,fc HU.-iS.  We have just received a carload of Stoves direct  from the celebrated G-urney Stove & Range Comprising- ��� Steel ��� Ranges-,-,  a large variety of Cook  10.   with   and   without  pany, of Hamilton, corn-  Hotel and Family sizes,  Stoves  No.  7, 8,  9, and  Reservoir. Parlor Heaters and Box Stoves, and  in order to reduce our stock before stocktaking,  We will give a special discount 10 per cent on all  Cash orders for Stoves, Ranges, and all Stove and Kitchen Furniture, Graniteware, Tinware, Etc, until the end of December. We also carry a complete line of choice Groceries,  and as' we buy in large quantities we are .able to give our customers close prices.  CORNER. BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  HOUSE  FURNISHINGS  _D_D_3-._____S,S   iisr  10     rfiiQr>     f*_2iF_e_"     rlicnniinl    A  sPecial 0,:fei" of IO per cent discount for CASH  will  be made  IU      SJvB       Uuil i     Ul^uUU-iil-.     on  even-.article purchased   from   date until    January  ist,   next.  ___________-___-_-_--__ _._________I���_���..-__-_.    jUS|    lo   j-a,-,,-^   straight   from    Japan,   a  new   line   of Japanese  Mattings, Rugs or Squares, Screens, Bamboo Tables, Linen Baskets and Reed Chairs. A fine assortment of Toilet  ware  in   stock. '"'  The  largest  and  finest stock  of Carpets  to choose  from   in   Kootenay district.  We have now settled in our new and commodious premises at: the corner of Ward and Baker streets,  in  the center of Nelson.  IT IS our intention to clear out our entire stock  of Toys, Etc., before Christmas, so we have our  prices marked accordingly. If you pay other  dealers two or three prices for this line of goods  after what we have just told you, you have yourselves to "blame. If "what you want is not on  exhibition in the show window it is most likely  on one of the tables inside,    W. F, Teetzel & Co.  We are offering' the balance of this season's Dress Patterns  at real bargain prices for the  .Christmas Trade.  Our Boots and Shoes are moving" rapidly  Note the great  reduction which 25  per cent off means.  LadiesUJonyola Butloii  Boots, regular price ' . $2.75 now $2.00 ; Ladies' St,rap Slippers                                ������            . $2.75 now $2.00  Ladies' Krencli Kid Button .Boots         '���           . 3.50 now    2.65 j Misses l.-ongola .Billion  Boots                 ������ 1.75 now     1.30  Ladies' Kid-toe Slippers, hand tui-ued  -:           .. 2.00 now    1.50 j Misses Pebble Button  Bouts                    ������            . 1.50 now     1.15  Boys' stTOiij*-  Leasher  Boots from 81.00  up         Men's   Heavy and   Fine   Knot wear at corresponding prices.  __  A Camera, at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  A Fountain, Pen, at Thomson Stationery Co., ttd.  For Toys go to th,e Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  A Hie'1---'1---'! Piano, at Thomson, Stationery Co., Ltd.  Presentation Coods, at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  A Cuitar, a Violin, a rvjaqdolin, an Autoharp, at Thomson, ' Stationery Co,, Ltd.  Toys, at Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  X-MAS SALES  DISCOUNT FOR CASH  ONLY A FEW DAYS TO X-MAS  The annual Masonic banquet will  be P"iven at the Oueen's Hotel on  the evening* of December 27th.  journing brethren are cordially  vited to participate. Tickets  be had on application to, members  of the committee or the undersigned.  S. P. SHAW,  Secretary of the Committee.  MAKE GOOD USE  OF YOUR TIME  So-  m  ean  E VE R YBGD Y INVITED  TO EXAMINE MY STOCK OF  JEWELRY  STERLING SILVER  AND SILVERPLATE GOODS AT  JACOB DOVER'S JEWELRY STORE  n  -^^r^rv-:^-^^ :-_v ���-vrTTC^yrgrsT^y^

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